Highland trucks saved from ban

Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 09:33 p.m.

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Governor Nestor Fongwan is happy that local truckers are now exempted from the ban being imposed by the Manila City government.

Although there has been no formal notice from Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada exempting vegetable trucks from traversing Manila streets, all trips have been smooth sailing, the governor said.

School sites free from usufruct deals

Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 09:33 p.m.

THE city mayor finds no need for public schools to enter into a usufruct agreement with the Bases Conversion Development Authority and the John Hay Management Corporation.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan said the city will come up with a letter to Department of Education Secretary Armin Luistro discussing with him the facts and history of school sites in barangays inside the Camp John Hay reservation.

Kabayan gets ambulance

Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 09:32 p.m.

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – The municipality of Kabayan has received an ambulance from the Provincial Government.

Mayor Faustino Aquisan requested the province to transfer to the municipality a lone ambulance unit without cost, agreeing to shoulder all repairs and maintenance of the unit.

Abra village kagawad shot dead

Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 09:31 p.m.

THE Cordillera police is now conducting manhunt operation against suspects in the killing of a village council member in Bucay Abra.

Police Regional Office-Cordillera director Chief Superintendent Isagani Nerez ordered all police units to investigate and swiftly hunt down the suspects behind the shooting.

Jobs fair slated in Lagawe

Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 09:30 p.m.

LAGAWE, Ifugao - To help job seekers in the province gain employment, the Provincial Government will sponsor a two-day job fair here next week.

The jobs fair for local and foreign employment on April 24-25 at the municipal building compound is in partnership with the local government unit of Lagawe and the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) in the province.

NGCP assures enough, stable power supply this summer

Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 09:29 p.m.

LAGAWE, Ifugao - The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has assured enough power supply particularly this summer.

In a radio interview over Radyo Kiphodan, 99.1 mhz FM, Lilibeth Gaydowen, North Luzon Regional corporate communications and public affairs officer, said that the country’s power transmission service provider has stable power supply to meet the demands of electric consumers efficiently.

More than 6,000 pets get anti-rabies shots

Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 09:29 p.m.

THE City Veterinary Office has vaccinated with anti-rabies a total of 6,698 dogs and cats in the first quarter this year.

City Veterinarian Dr. Brigette Piok said this is part of their campaign towards a rabies- free city. Baguio has not recorded any case of rabies for seven years now.

Drug-affected villages up

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 11:28 p.m.

REPORTS of increasing number of drug-affected barangays in Baguio City have gotten local officials worried.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan in Tuesday’s City Peace and Order Council meeting expressed concern over the latest report of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) that some 20 barangays in the city are now drug-affected.

Bamboo crafts on display at White House

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 11:28 p.m.

MORE wood carvers in the country are being convinced that bamboo is a sustainable and practical medium for their craft after their industry was almost killed due to waning supply of logs.

After Ifugao wood carvers, Paete, Laguna woodcarvers are now slowly shifting to bamboo carving as alternative medium for their craft with some 20 percent of bamboo carvings now representing religious items from the Southern Luzon town.

Benguet continues infra development

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 11:27 p.m.

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Development of tourism highways is a top priority here.

Governor Nestor Fongwan said infrastructure projects in the province are underway to cater to tourists, adding “this [tourism] is one of the industries which keeps bolstering the economy.”

Peace, order council wants permanent police chief

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 11:26 p.m.

THE City Peace and Order Council led by Mayor Mauricio Domogan unanimously approved Tuesday the drafting of a resolution calling the Philippine National Police (PNP) to start the selection process for the city’s permanent police chief.

Mayor Domogan tasked the City Legal Office to prepare the resolution asking the PNP to submit the list of eligible police officers to become the regular city director of the BCPO.

Remote Abra town opens town hall

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 11:26 p.m.

MALIBCONG, Abra -- This remote and upland town has finally established its municipal building in Barangay Poblacion.

The municipal hall is actually situated in Barangay Umnap, but because of the strategic location of Brgy. Poblacion, the present administration headed by Mayor Benido Bacuyag deemed it more appropriate to erect a new municipal building at the town center.

'Gotad Ad Kiangan' offers more events

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 11:25 p.m.

KIANGAN, Ifugao -- This year’s town fiesta promises to be more exciting with the inclusion of new and thrilling events.

Eulalie Dulnuan, the Municipal Tourism Officer and Executive Assistant to the Mayor, said the fiesta dubbed as "Gotad Ad Kiangan" set on April 29 until May 3, offers exciting and entertaining activities such as the opportunity to hike and have adventure in the unique Open Air Museum which was established last year.

LGU honors Kalinga PMA graduates

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 11:25 p.m.

TABUK CITY, Kalinga - - The provincial government headed by Governor Jocel Baac and Vice Governor Allen Jesse Mangaoang honoured ten Kalinga achievers for graduating from the prestigious Philippine Military Academy in Baguio City last March 16.

Dole job fair awaits grads on May 1

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 12:04 a.m.

EMPLOYMENT prospects are bright for new graduates this year.

The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) announced hundreds of job vacancies await those who come prepared for the agency’s annual Labor Day Jobs Fair on May 1.

Memorandum of agreement eyed to protect Mt. Pulag

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 12:03 a.m.

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet - Government agencies are moving to protect a sacred mountain.

The Department of Environment and National Resources (DENR) is drafting a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) outlining measures to protect Mount Pulag.

Hotels prepare for tourist influx

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 12:02 a.m.

MANOR Hotel at Camp John Hay launched on Sunday a week of activities to provide entertainment to residents and tourists alike this Holy Week.

Manor Hotel’s executive assistant to the general manager Wilma Memorial said the event was created as a one-stop vacation for guests. The event started with a Palm Sunday mass at the 19th Forest Lodge.

Village receives sewing machines from labor office

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 12:01 a.m.

THE Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) turned over sewing machines and materials to Barangay Dizon Manzanillo as part of its industrial sewing livelihood project.

With a total cost of 265,875.00, the machines are part of the Dole livelihood grant to the barangay women's organization.

Tesda offers scholarships, trainings

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 12:00 a.m.

THE Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) is calling for applicants for training in Slaughtering Operations NC II under the Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP) and for the 4th National Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) assessment and certification (NATCAC) of workers.

In a letter to Mayor Mauricio Domogan, Tesda Provincial Director Angela Gabriel called on interested individuals who have not availed of the TSWP from 2006 to 2013.

Guv: Pepeng victims’ relocation in LT’s hands

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:59 p.m.

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Governor Nestor Fongwan said it is the responsibility of the government of this capital town to look for a relocation site for victims of typhoon Pepeng.

To this day, those rendered homeless by typhoon in 2009 are still without proper housing.

Ifugao offers college aid to indigents

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:58 p.m.

LAGAWE, Ifugao -- The Provincial Government is set to recruit more than 100 indigent college scholars for school year 2014-2015.

Juliet Taguiling, supervising administrative officer, said that the province has provided a total of 185 slots for the Tertiary Education Assistance Program (TEAP). The scholars should come from different barangays and special economic zones (SEZ) of the province.

Ifugao town strengthens solid waste body

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:58 p.m.

HUNGDUAN, Ifugao -- Mayor Hilario Bumangabang has issued Executive Order Number 1 series of 2014 reorganizing and strengthening the Municipal Solid Waste Management Board (MSWMB) to address the garbage problem in the municipality and achieve an ecologically-balanced environment.

Bumangabang said he made the directive to address the increasing amount of garbage, posing a threat to the general welfare and health of the people and the town's natural beauty.

Kalinga police forms anti-crime task force

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:57 p.m.

TABUK CITY, Kalinga -- The Kalinga Provincial Police Office (KPPO) recently organized the Oplan Kalinga Task Force for the joint operations of the Philippine National Police, Army and national support units against criminality in the province.

KPPO OIC Senior Superintendent Victor Wanchakan said “the Oplan sets the guidelines and procedures relative to the efficient and effective intensified anti-criminality campaign, and other operations in response to the increasing crimes perpetrated by lawless elements.”

BIBAK dormitory demolition pushed

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 11:32 p.m.

THE demolition of illegal structures at the old BIBAK dormitory along Harrison Road in Baguio City will be conducted anytime this summer.

During Monday’s executive-legislative meeting, Mayor Mauricio Domogan tasked the City Anti-Squatting Committee to set the date for the demolition of structures which have mushroomed in the area through the years.

Guv: Veggie glut caused by crop mismanagement

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 11:31 p.m.

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Governor Nestor Fongwan said the recent vegetable glut that has caused low market prices is due to cropping mismanagement. 

Fongwan said farmers must learn to implement crop programming to avoid an oversupply which affects profit.

Churches set Holy Week activities

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 11:30 p.m.

TOURISTS are not only interested to spend Holy Week in Baguio due to its cold weather but also for the chance to reflect and pray.

St. Vincent Ferrer Parish is ready to accommodate the faithful with a series of activities to commemorate the Lenten season.

Militants reiterate protection order plea for Tubbataha Reef

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 11:29 p.m.

MILITANT group Tongtongan ti Umili recently urged the Supreme Court (SC) to immediately act on the writ of kalikasan case it filed against the Aquino and United States governments.

The group said the Aquino government and the US Navy must be made responsible for the massive environmental destruction of some parts of the Tubbataha Reef after one of the US Navy ships ran aground on January 17, 2013.

City remembers ‘Fall of Bataan’

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 11:29 p.m.

A HANDFUL of war veterans - about 21 of them – joined the annual observance of Araw ng Kagitingan on April 9, which marks the fall of Bataan to invading Japanese forces 72 years ago.

The war heroes were represented by members of the 66th Infantry Regiment of the United States Armed Forces in the Philippines-Northern Luzon (USAFIP-NL) who, side by side with the American forces, liberated Baguio on April 27, 1945, members of the USAFIP-NL and other veterans’ groups, and members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars under the Armed Forces of the United States. 

Power rates up

Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 11:35 p.m.

AN 81-CENTAVO increase per kilowatt hour will be charged on the April bill of consumers in Baguio and the rest of Benguet.

Benguet Electric Cooperative administrative officer Leo Belingon said the cost of purchase of power from generators increased this month as power suppliers shift from renewable sources of power such as hydroelectric plants to diesel-powered plants.

Yolanda victims eyed as summer visitors

Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 11:34 p.m.

THIS year's edition of the Lucky Summer Visitors to be undertaken by the Baguio Correspondents and Broadcasters Club (BCBC), the largest media organization in the Cordillera, will give priority to first-time visitors coming from Typhoon Yolanda-stricken areas of Leyte, Samar and Iloilo and those affected by a strong earthquake in Bohol.

BCBC president Franklin Cimatu said this is BCBC's way of assuaging the pain of survivors from that area. Chosen visitors will be given a red carpet treatment in Baguio and Benguet for four days.

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